Luke 17:5 (NKJV) And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
Today’s message is for those who are afflicted with Cancer or any other health related issue. What is faith? Faith is believing in something you cannot see. Right now we can’t see a cure for cancer in our society, not literally in front of us. But the vision is there, and countless teams of individuals, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers, are living the vision. They see a day in the not-so-distant future when we will live in a cancer-free world. We just have to keep living the vision and grinding away for the victory, one step at a time, one day at a time. (Some of you may have a family member or even a friend who has succumbed to cancer or living in the fight of it now)
This is the battle we are all called to fight. Life can take us out of the game, and suddenly we are sidelined. But the process of perseverance can help you face whatever impossible challenge you might be facing in your life right now. No matter how great the odds seem stacked against you, it’s never too late to put hope in your world family. You just have to take life as it comes, doing the next thing and then the next. Never be too proud to ask for help and to accept the support you are given. My late Grandfather Dr. W.O. Girtman use to say “Give it everything you’ve got”, and trust God for the outcome.
Point to ponder: I recently loss several friends at fairly young ages, one to Cancer, and another to a sudden health problem and right now I have another friend from work fighting for his life afflicted with Cancer. I still have Faith in God dear friends and I have Faith in God for you and yours!
Remember, your condition does not determine your position. You must understand your condition but focus on your positive position – to hope, to love, to serve. As Malcolm X said “By any means necessary”, you will surely be Victorious!
Advancing His Kingdom,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.